Train the scientific computing community

CISL provides training for researchers in the atmospheric and related sciences to help them improve their understanding and usage of NCAR’s petascale computing and data resources. CISL delivers content synchronously through conferences, workshops, tutorials, webinars, and training classes, and asynchronously through web-based content such as online documentation and recorded lectures and demonstrations.

Cheyenne software
This is a slide from a CISL training presentation introducing users to the new Cheyenne supercomputer. It illustrates some key differences between how software modules are provided on the Yellowstone and Cheyenne systems. Such training helps users migrate their work efficiently from one system to the next.


To further support the research community, CISL also leverages training and professional development opportunities that are provided by national and regional HPC consortia such as the Extreme Science and Engineering Development Environment (XSEDE) and the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC).

CISL personnel provided or facilitated more than 20 formal learning opportunities that were attended by approximately 400 people in FY2017.

CISL’s education imperative for workforce training and development is supported primarily by NSF Core funding, with supplemental funding supplied by other sources as noted in the following reports.